Located in Carroll, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Carroll is one of just three available nursing homes in the area. With an overall grade of B+, this is a high quality nursing home. We were pleased to learn that this matched the average grade of nursing homes in Carroll, which is one of the better cities in Iowa to find a nursing home. This nursing home was also given strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accura Healthcare of Carroll
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it earned an impressive inspection grade. Inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we gave this facility an A-. Our inspection scores are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's above average category scores came in the category of long-term care. We gave them one of our stronger scores in that category, with a score of B+. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is short-term care, in which we gave it an above average grade of B. This facility really didn't have any weak grades. Short-term care grades are generally employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Carroll Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that experienced a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Carroll, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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